tv [untitled] May 12, 2011 5:00pm-5:30pm PDT
president olague: good afternoon. the planning commission is back in session. i can remind everyone to tell off your cell phones, your pagers, any electronic devices that may sound off during the proceedings. also, this is a pretty crowded room, if you feel the need to engage in a secondary discussion, we ask that you take those discussions outside as they become extremely disruptive to the process. i'm not going to call role again, but the commission is on
item number 13. the california pacific medical center long range development plan overview. you want to start talking so that the camera can get you? >> good evening, president olague. this evening's meeting is the second of five meetings for the california pacific medical center long range development plan. we plan to cover the proposed building. this includes a new hospital and medical office building at the st. luke's campus, a new office and medical building at van ness and geary. this include campus and streetscape improvements that are contiguous to the respective site.
the principal architect will lead tonight's presentation on the architecture, urban design and public realm improvements proposed for these three campuses. the staff planned to include a brief overview, we will be postponing this discussion until the next informational hearing which is scheduled for june 9. at the june 9 hearing, city staff will present the development agreement and some of the key topics. we hope to cover most, if not all of those topics during that hearing. the fourth presentation will be on july 14. at that hearing, staff will provide updates on the development agreement and will seek to initiate the notification process for the planning code and general plan amendments that are required for the st. luke's and van he is and geary campuses. certification of the final e.i.r. and action on the entitlements are scheduled for august 11. the department has created a web page dedicated to the project which includes the latest information about the long range development plan this is an excellent resource
for the public as it provides general information about the project, a catalog of publication and presentations for download and a schedule of upcoming hearings. it enables one to send an email reminder for those hearings. that concludes my presentation. i would like to turn over to the c.e.o. dr. warren browner for some introductory remarks. thank you. >> thank you. president, members of the planning commission, i'm delighted to have the opportunity to be back. previously at the march hearing, i outlined in some detail the health care declare and medical programming rationale for the hospital rebuild. we discussed how each of our campuses as part of a citywide integrated system in which quality of care, patient experience, and 21st century best practices will be
provided. as you know, cpmc has been providing quality health care for more than 150 years and we're looking at each campus' original shell and exterior. you can see pictures of german hospital, the pacific dispensary for women and children and lane hospital. they reflect the design trends and character of the 19th century which is when they were all built. more recently in the 20th century when the buildings were renovated or upgraded or replaced, they included design elements popular at the time. with the state seismic upgrading requirements, we now have the opportunity to modernize our health care delivery system for the 21st century and perhaps beyond. similar to our commitment to quality care respective of campus, we have striven to ensure that the architecture at each of the campuses works to
complement one another, utilize best practices in health care design and uphold the character of surrounding neighborhoods. similarly the interiors have been designed with patient care experience foremost in mind. to help us realize this vision, we hired the smith group, a national firm that specializes in sustainable architecture and design. my colleague, david king, will guide us through the design team's vision, rationale and details both about the architectural fibers, the pedestrian and patient experiences for our new proposed earthquake safe hospitals and buildings and the new neuroscience institute we're proposing. i will be able to answer questions following the presentation particularly if they don't ask architect rule questions. i would like to introduce david king. >> members of the commission, my name is david king.
i believe you have a copy in front of you. i'll go through it. it has page numbers on it. of special note is we're going to look quickly at five separate building projects on three different sites. i thought i would start on page 6 by letting you know of the shared commitments that the buildings will bring to the city. first and foremost, these are complex programs that are designed for delivering high quality medical care to members of the san francisco community for many years to come. thank you. secondly all of our projects are committed to being designed sustainably and will have certification. they will be scaled to fit in the neighborhood. president olague: one moment. there are some seats over on this side so if you want to come around the front. i just wanted to let you know that. ok, i'm sorry about that. >> that's ok.
thank you. they will be set with an inviting streetscape and they will be using appropriate high quality durable materials and those trends will be i think seen clearly as we go through each one of the sites. if you turn to page 7, the first site is davies where we're pro position a new neurosciences institute. that is a 49,000 square foot four story clinical and medical office building that is connected at its fourth level to the existing hospital. its theme is improved public access throughout and there are a number of specific advantages that the scheme will bring to the site. the view on page 8 those the view from noe street and the issue there is scale. this is within a very discreet and small scale residential neighborhood. that's a neighborhood characterized by high levels of detail of wooden trim, of siding, etc.
the building answers that through the use of a wood facade and a number of very discreet carefully window openings that use multiple plains of glazing in the form of bay windows to catch in a modern way the spirit of that street. the current negative of noe street is the walls and the landscaping. that is serving to isolate the site from the community and those will be removed. in this view to your left, you're now on noe street looking at a new entry plaza that will be positioned mid block. there will be entirely new streetscape, new parking and as you go in your line of sight to the right of this drawing, you'll move to the avenue and access to the park. sheet number nine is the proposed site plan. of key interest is the provision of a new lobby access point at the intersection of
noe street. that lobby access to facilitate public transit access into the campus. it's a feature that is currently very difficult and it will provide director intentional access to all of the existing buildings. there is a secondary entrance off the plaza which we saw in that earlier rendering. thirdly and very importantly, programmatically there is a new auto drop-off up internal to the campus that will provide patient access to the facility. most of those are motion and ability impaired. that is a drop-off to facilitate their access points. on sheet 10, we see the building as it's presented at the corner of noe. you can see the positive impact of that new lobby space. glass, discreet landscaping protected from the street, that should be a very different environment than you see there now. there is also an effort
internal to the building planning that places corridors and lobbies directly adjacent to noe street, so we're able to produce glazing light, access and exposure for the street that will provide an enhanced level of public safety and comfort for those moving around the building site. in view on sheet number 11, you're now across at the park, you're looking at the muni train passing there and you can see that the scale we believe is very appropriate at three stories rising to four stories mid campus. the facade with the use of wood and the unique window shapes, again appropriate to the residential scale across the street. the access point being a big improvement to transit, public access to the site generally. turning to sheet number 12, the st. luke's site is two
buildings. the first of which is a full service hospital that will include 80 beds. it will be 150,000 square feet and will rise to five stories. the second building in this proposal is multispecialty clinic and medical office building of 120,000 square feet. also rising to five stories that will provide 220 parking spaces below grade. the key urban design achievement in this sighting is the reopening of san jose avenue as a major new public plaza. turn to sheet number 13, this is a view from cesar chavez. it is looking at the proposed new hospital building main entrance. you can see the beginnings of the main open space as you move to the south up along the san jose avenue right-of-way. broad themes in the placement of the hospital, a very tight site next to residential neighborhoods. there was great effort made to organize the hospital in such a
way that it mitigates in a positive sense between the scale of the hospital and the scale of the residences. there is a virus of massing strategies, colors, facade treatments that will help to differentiate in this building and pieces of the building that will be of a smaller scale and character and will step as you move toward guerrero down cesar chavez. if you look at sheet 14, the view from guerrero along shaffsshaffs, you can see the stepping down toward the -- cesar chavez, you can see the stepping down toward the residences. in our metal panel and the window language develop colorations that will separate those lower portions and provide sympathetic massing to those residences directly
adjacent. on 15, on sheet 15 is a rendering of the proposed medical office building. this is also from cesar chavez so we're looking back at the hospital in the rear of this rendering and the medical office building will continue those themes varied and differentiated massing, coloration and materials. it will provide a continuous retail frontage in the base of the building and will provide all of the parking that was identified in low grade parking levels. sheet 16 shows how that will work as a site plan. generally in our site plans, the red arrows indicate main entrance for garage and ambulance and the blue are the pedestrian entries. you can see san jose reopened as a major public way in the middle of the site connecting up to 27th and the original san
jose trace. the uphillside of the site generally will provide ambulance access, emergency drop-off, e.d. access to the department and an important public way and if that becomes a cab standpoint on the site and then an easy walk through the san jose avenue plaza down to cesar chavez. there will be major doors into the hospital and the m.o.b. directly off the street. in detail on sheet 17 is a rendition of the actual plaza space itself. it will include two major fountains. there is a grade change as you move uphill to the south. there is a lower fountain directly off of cesar chavez and an upper fountain near the entry off of 27th street. in all cases, the lobby sequences in the m.o.b. and the hospital have been arranged to extend the boundaries of the plaza into the buildings.
that's the paler gray tones in the drawings. so major internal staircases, elevator access points, etc., are using the internal building workings to create a broader sense -- president olague: anyone who is standing up, there are chairs over here and we discourage people from standing in front of the doors, actually. thank you. sorry again, i apologize. >> as we turn to sheet 18 and slide 18, this is a view looking back to the north. you can see san jose redeveloped as a major urban plaza, extensive landscaping, fountains, benches. the architecture device of the canopy intersects the hospital and provides coverage on the 27th side. at the far left of this drawing, you can see the ambulance drop-offs. there is a separate lobby, a glass-in lobby for the emergency department, a secondary public entry and then
that canopy serves as a bright line, if you will, that carries down to cesar chavez, provides for the main drop-off from cesar chavez. turning to sheet 19, you can see the other end of that major open space on the north side of the site looking south and the impact, the positive impact of not only both doorways but the extensive lobby areas that open off of san jose. sheet 20 is a close-up of the hospital. everything has been done within these buildings. their complex programs, highly interrelated. everything has been done to place those functions such as dining and lobby space as close to the public realm as is possible so the actual ground level facades of this buildings are very pleasant to walk by and are extensively transparent and glazed. there you go, thank you. so many buttons.
in view number 21, you can see the impact of that at night, really a beacon on the street, a huge improvement in terms of visability and comfort and access point. in the middle of that plaza is access to a community room that provides for the architecture of that grade change. so major staircases, community activities, fountains, benches, and plant material will highlight that space. we turn to 22. we're moving to van ness and geary. again, two buildings on this site, the first of which is the first service hospital at van ness and geary, 555 beds, 15 stories tall, 513 parking spaces are provideded in two below grade levels underneath the hospital. it will be a hub for cpmc for both local and regional services. the second building is a